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Whirlipede (Pokémon)

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Venipede #543: Venipede
Pokémon
#545: Scolipede Scolipede
Whirlipede
Curlipede Pokémon
ホイーガ
Wheega
#544
Whirlipede

Whirlipede

Whirlipede

Whirlipede
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Speed Boost
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Whirlipede

Mega Whirlipede Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
129.0 lbs. 58.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#544
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#050/#044
Unova
Central
#121
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
126
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F544.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Whirlipede (Japanese: ホイーガ Wheega) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Venipede starting at level 22 and evolves into Scolipede starting at level 30.

Biology

Whirlipede is an insectoid Pokémon encased in a hard, segmented shell. It has two pairs of gray, horn-like feelers with dark gray stripes, with one pair extended upward from its front and the other pointing downward from its lower rear. Two poisonous barbs flank either side of each segment of its shell. The shell itself is gray, with red rings in the middle of each segment and a darker gray border circling its open center. Whirlipede's eyes can be seen within the center, and have slitted pupils, yellow sclerae, and thick, gray eyelids. Whirlipede remains motionless while storing energy for evolution, but will move to stab approaching predators with its poisonous spikes. If attacked, it can quickly spin its body like a wheel and crash furiously into opponents.

In the anime

Whirlipede in the anime

Major appearances

Whirlipede made its debut in Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! under the ownership of Burgh. It battled against Ash, but was defeated by his newly-evolved Swadloon.

A group of Whirlipede appeared in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2.

A Whirlipede appeared in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW023 Whirlipede Ash's Pokédex Whirlipede, the Curlipede Pokémon and the evolved form of Venipede. Whirlipede can spin its hard shelled body like a tire to smash into opponents.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Whirlipede in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Burgh has a Whirlipede which he used to battle Gorm in The Mystery of the Missing Fossil.

In the TCG

Main article: Whirlipede (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
White It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Black 2 Storing energy for evolution, it sits. But, when predators approach, it moves to stab them with poison spikes.
White 2
Generation VI
X Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
Y It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Pinwheel Forest
Black 2 White 2
Pinwheel Forest and Lostlorn Forest (Dark Grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Poison)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (main story-line only), Glacier Palace - Western Spire, Magnagate dungeons,
Worldcore, Silent Tundra, Moonlit Forest, Dreamy Island
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank, World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Chrysalia
Viperia

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (50%) Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 79
75 - 144 146 - 282
Speed: 47
46 - 108 89 - 212
Total: 360   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
00Start Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
055 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
088 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
1212 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1515 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1919 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100100% 25
2222 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
2323 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2828 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
3232 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3737 Steamroller Bug Physical 06565 100100% 20
4141 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4343 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100100% 20
4646 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Whirlipede obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—%
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
PinecoForretress Spikes Ground Status —% 20
PinecoForretressHeracrossKarrablastLarvesta Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
BeedrillEscavalier Twineedle Bug Physical 25 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Whirlipede in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Whirlipede in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Whirlipede can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Whirlipede cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2544.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He rolls around as he likes. Other Pokémon are annoyed when he rolls around them, but Whirlipede doesn't mind.
PCP544.png HP: Move: Poison Tail
Attack: Ability 1: Poison Point
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Hero
Evolves from Venipede when its Defense is 50 or higher

Evolves into Scolipede when its Speed is 57 or higher

Range: 2 Perfect Links: Hideaki and Yasunaga

Evolution

543Venipede.png
Unevolved
Venipede
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 22
544Whirlipede.png
First evolution
Whirlipede
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 30
545Scolipede.png
Second evolution
Scolipede
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 544.png Spr b 5b 544.png Spr 5b 544.png Spr b 5b 544.png
Spr 5b 544 s.png Spr b 5b 544 s.png Spr 5b 544 s.png Spr b 5b 544 s.png
Front Back Front Back
544MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Whirlipede images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Generation V, Whirlipede and its evolutionary relatives have Quick Feet instead of Speed Boost as their Hidden Ability. If a Whirlipede with Quick Feet is transferred from Generation V to Generation VI using the Poké Transporter, its Ability will become Speed Boost.

Origin

Whirlipede, like its species states, is based on a centipede. However, its rolled up appearance and color scheme is more similar to that of a woodlouse or pill millipede (arthropods that will curl up into a ball when in danger). It also resembles a car tire.

Name origin

Whirlipede is a combination of whirl and centipede or millipede.

Wheega is a combination of wheel and 毬 iga (sphere).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホイーガ Wheega From wheel and iga
France Flag.png French Scobolide From Scolopendridae and bolide
Spain Flag.png Spanish Whirlipede Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rollum From herumrollen
Italy Flag.png Italian Whirlipede Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 휠구 Hwilgu From wheel and 구(球) gu



External links

Venipede #543: Venipede
Pokémon
#545: Scolipede Scolipede


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